What is building access?
Carnegie Mellon has implemented a card access program in many buildings to limit public community members after hours. Campus community members gain access to buildings and unlock doors by swiping their ID card in the building card reader. Buildings are locked all weekend and between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays. Schedules may vary depending upon building tenant needs.
What buildings can I access with my ID Card?
There are numerous buildings on campus that may be accessed using your ID Card. The following buildings are locked after hours and require an active ID for entry:
- Baker Hall
- Cyert Hall
- Doherty Hall
- Hamburg Hall
- Mellon Institute
- Newell-Simon Hall
- Porter Hall
- Posner Hall
- Wean Hall
- University Center
How can I be sure if my ID Card will work for building access?
When you receive your ID Card, the card number is entered into the data base system that controls all appropriate building doors on campus. During the day when doors are not locked, you may check functionality of your card by visiting ID Card Services in The HUB. If your ID Card does not work and you need access to a building, please contact the building supervisor and Facilities Management Services (FMS) by calling 412-268-2910. You should then bring your ID Card to ID Card Services in The HUB during the next business day to have the card checked and access issue remedied.
Can I access specific elevators and sections of academic buildings using my ID Card?
Many departments and academic buildings have secure areas that can only be accessed by designated students and employees. ID Card Services does not control these areas and access to them should be acquired by speaking to that specific department. If you have questions regarding who to contact please see our list of access control administrators on the Building Access page.